As it turned out, Kite held on for a two-shot victory, and Sluman's round vanished from the collective memory—a curious case of Monterey fog that has lasted almost a decade. "I know what I did," Sluman says. "My family and friends know what I did. That's enough for me."
But there's one small acknowledgment for which Sluman is still waiting. On that fateful Sunday morning, he remembers, soon-to-be PGA champion Paul Azinger sized up the rising wind and said, "If anybody breaks par today, I'll quit the game."
Sluman, his smile widening to a grin, says, "I still ask Paul when he's going to quit."